Described as a “self-taught artist who hooks by ear,” Gene does commission work, designs, dyes, develops tools, teaches and writes about rug hooking. His work has been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine, ATHA Newsletter and Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs, XII, XIV & XV. As an Author, Editor, Artist or Producer his work include: The Rug Hooker’s Bible, Rug Hooking At Home DVD series, Prodded Hooking for a Three-Dimensional Effect book/DVD set, instructional downloads and tutorials on his web site.
Gene has been director of the Cambria Pines Rug Camp, Cambria, CA, since 2000. He teaches regularly in Southern California and camps and workshops in the US and overseas. After 40 years as a pastor, he retired to concentrate full time on rug hooking. He lives in Anaheim, California, with his wife Marsha and daughter Ann.
SPECIALTIES: Wide cut rugs using custom dyed colors.